Antique side table makeover

sI found this babe at a flea market a couple of months ago. You should have seen me carrying her around on my arm. She is a heavy little thing, but oh so pretty, isn’t she? She even came with very own round glass top! It was perfect. And with one little misstep of mine in the garage, her glass top is a thing of the past. Sniff sniff.

Here she is before:

And after (another dreary day here leads to very bad lighting!!!):



You could tell she hadn’t been cared for in a while, so the first thing I did was give her a really good sanding all over. I put on a coat of Annie Sloan Old White on the entire base and put a new coat of stain on the top. She had some serious watermarks on the top, so it required a lot of sanding and a coat of Minwax Dark Walnut stain:

Once the stain was dry, I wiped off the excess with a dry cloth and buffed it until it was baby smooth. I then applied a generous coat of Minwax Paste Wax over the entire piece.

You can see the grain of the wood and the new stain really well in this picture:

And the watermarks are now gone!

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